Odeya Rush was born and raised in Haifa, Israel, along with her six brothers. She began acting at the age of 13 when she played Larry David’s childhood friend in an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Shortly after that she starred in The Odd Life of Timothy Green. She then went on to do “The Giver” alongside Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, and “Goosebumps” opposite Jack Black. At age 18, she wrote, directed and starred in her own short film called “Thanks.” Odeya recently starred in the Oscar nominated “Lady Bird” directed by Greta Gerwig, and played a leading role in “Dumplin” alongside Jennifer Aniston. This past year, she’s written and directed 2 short film style music videos and hopes to continue to work behind the camera.